Development kit for 32-bit MCU/DSP packs 3x processing power into every clock cycle
DT Electronics announces the STK1000 development kit for Atmel’s AT32AP700 MCU/DSP chip. The new device, based on the AVR-32 32-bit architecture, is said to execute 3x the processing power per clock cycle of its nearest competitor so that compute intensive algorithms can be executed at lower clock speeds and hence lower power.
Microcontrollers with Flash and integrated EEPROM memory
Microchip has announced the PIC18F4685 family of 8-bit high-performance, low-power, 28- and 44-pin Controller Area Network microcontrollers with 80 or 96 Kbytes of Flash and integrated EEPROM memory. This is said to be the largest amount of program memory available on a PIC18 microcontroller with an onboard ECAN module for CAN connectivity.
New 2 x 3 mm DFN Package for Microchip's 6- and 8-pin Microcontrollers
Microchip has announced that all of its 6-pin PIC10F microcontroller family are now available in ultra-small 2 mm x 3 mm Dual Flat No-lead (DFN) packages for space-constrained applications. Three members of Microchip’s 8-pin Baseline PIC® microcontroller family are also available in a 2x3 DFN, providing additional I/O and functionality with the same footprint. The 2x3 DFN package requires 30 percent less board space than a SOT-23 package, at a...
Microchip Offers Unique Advanced Security Features On Its 16-Bit Microcontroller Family
Microchip has announced that its dsPIC ® digital signal controllers (DSCs) and PIC24H microcontrollers (MCUs) are the first 16-bit devices on the market with advanced memory security features that allow collaborative sharing of memory, interrupts and peripherals on a single chip, without compromising individual intellectual property (IP). This memory segmentation can eliminate the need to store programs on separate chips in a multi-party design.
Texas Instruments Provides OMAP-Vox™ Platform to Power the New SAGEM my700X Multimedia Handset
Texas Instruments Incorporated today announced that Sagem Communication (SAFRAN Group) has chosen the OMAPV1030 chipset from TI’s OMAP-Vox platform for its new my700X multimedia handset. Specifically designed to bring multimedia functionality to mass market mobile phones, the OMAPV1030 will enable the SAGEM my700X handset to deliver the latest compelling multimedia applications for the growing EDGE market. The my700X handset is available to...
World’s first on-chip image recognition processing IP in a car navigation SoC enables next-generation in-vehicle information systems at lower cost
Renesas Technology Europe has introduced the SuperH family SH7774 SoC for high-performance in-vehicle information terminals such as next-generation car navigation devices. It combines the world’s first image recognition processing function in a car navigation SoC, high-speed 600 MHz operation, and a comprehensive range of on-chip peripheral modules including a 2D graphics engine for map drawing, an audio encoder, and an Ethernet interface.
Microchip Expands 20-pin PIC® Microcontroller Family
Microchip announces two new 20-pin PIC® microcontrollers to further strengthen its 8-bit portfolio. The PIC16F631 provides a cost-effective migration from 8- and 14-pin devices, while the PIC16F677 offers affordable hardware I2C™ & SPI capability.
Processor for digital TV broadcast capable mobile phones enables VGA-size video recording and playback
Renesas’ SH-MobileL3V application processor is designed specifically for use in terrestrial digital broadcast capable mobile phones. The device enables smooth video display and recording - equivalent to that of a standard TV - and it facilitates the extraction of TV broadcast data and conversion to a JPEG image without loss of image quality. It also enables lower power consumption, and importantly, it provides the ability to customise mobil...
High-Density Flash Memory Added to Extended Temperature Range 16-bit Microcontroller Family
STMicroelectronics has announced four new advanced 16-bit microcontrollers in its industry standard ST10 family (ST10F27x). The new MCUs offer up to 832-kbytes of embedded Flash memory and up to 68-kbytes of RAM, plus other enhancements, while maintaining upward hardware and software compatibility with earlier devices, such as the widely used ST10F168 and ST10F269. The family is one of the few product ranges to combine embedded Flash and the -40 ...
Digital Signal Controllers for Intelligent Power Supply Applications
Microchip has announced a new family of 16-bit Digital Signal Controllers for switch-mode power supply designs and other power-conversion applications such as power inverters and Uninterruptible Power Supplies.